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It's all about your home this week. Western Art & Architecture published a great article on Katherine Snedeker, the owner of Western Vault member The Arrangement. Also, we've got some great new products for your home. Check out to see these great products and visit our blog for the full story on Katherine!

Mix Master

Katherine Snedeker Brings to Life a Belief That the Spirit of the New West is Inclusive- by Christy Nielson 


The Arrangement 


When you walk into The Arrangement showroom in Dallas, Texas, owned by Katherine Snedeker, you realize immediately that this is not your typical western furnishings store. Everything has been dialed up a notch, creating spectacular surprises that exquisitely blend rustic and refined. From the showroom to her customers' living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms, Katherine Snedeker is a master at mixing elements, patterns, textures and styles... Read More 


The Arrangement 


Creating a Remarkable, Distinctive Home 

Katherine Snedeker Offers These Tips:

1. Don't be afraid of who you want to be. "People talk themselves out of great pieces because others might judge them," observes Snedeker. "We like to erase the tapes in people's heads and get that voice to be quiet." 


2. Have something spectacular in the room. "It's like casting for a movie; you want to get the best star you can get."  

3. If you think it's too big, it's just right. "Soaring high ceilings are our biggest challenge- it's a cavernous room. In high-ceiling, big rooms, you have to bring attention to the human level. We say no to neutrals in big rooms. Also, you have to get scale to play together and to find a balance between round and straight lines."  

The Arrangement 4. Become aware of the whole process. "It isn't just about design or color or patterns- it's all of it together."

5. Learn to express how you feel about your environment. "It's an emotional thing, not an intellectual one." Snedeker warns that if you hear yourself saying, "It will do for now," you have just wasted your money. Her best advice: "If you don't love it, don't buy it."

Visit our blog to read the rest of this great article on  Katherine published in the current issue Western Art & Architecture. Also, visit to view The Arrangement's beautiful inventory!


Western Art Western Art & Architecture   

-Christy Nielson 



Chuck's Woodbarn

Lavished in Leather- Beautiful Gun Trunk & Bench 


Chuck Zeller, coming from a long history of wood workers, has found his forte in life by steam-bending wood to create heirloom pieces of furniture. His works of art are not only beautiful and unique, but also very functional.


Gun Trunk


This 1870 trunk design was originally called a Monitor Trunk, more recently identified as a Waterfall. It has a very difficult curve in the hardwood slats that are steam bent to accentuate the curvature of the lid. Hand crafted of quarter sawn white oak , this striking work of art will be a treasured family heirloom for years to come.


Gun Trunk 


The padded gun rack protects your favorite firearms from being damaged, with ample storage in bottom for more guns or all your necessary accessories.


View the rest of Chuck Woodbarn's great inventory on!

Chuck's Woodbarn Chuck's Woodbarn

Bartley, Nebraska

Texas Music Chart

Your Guide to Texas and Red Dirt Music


Kevin Fowler holds on to the #1 spot on the Texas Music Chart for the sixth week in a row! Right behind Kevin are the Casey Donahew Band at #2 with "Breaks My Heart," Stoney LaRue at #3 with "Velvet," the Turnpike Troubadours at #4 with "Long Hot Summer Days," and the Eli Young Band at #5 with "Crazy Girl."


Reckless Kelly makes a big move this week with "Good Luck and True Love." The single moves up 17 spots from #36 to #19. Max Stalling also jumps 17 spots with "6 x 9 Speakers."


New to the Chart this week are Whiskey Myers with "Ballad of A Southern Man" at #40 and Six Market Blvd with "Misery in Me" at #46.


Click here to see who else made the chart this week!


Texas Music Chart

Texas Music Chart
Houston, Texas

(713) 952-9221

The Western Vault's Newest Inventory


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American Eagle Boots
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Carol K

News, Sales, & Events




Bison Leather Bags


Desert Raven Art is have a huge sale on their bison leather bags! Visit, and find your perfect bag for 30% OFF! Durable, yet supple, bison is a great all-around leather. Only getting better with age, it will provide years of enjoyable use! 


Desert Raven Art Desert Raven Art 

Santaquin, Utah 







Nettles CountryNettles Country just wrapped up the NCHA Summer Spectacular. They had some beautiful new stirrups and some great home decor. Don't worry, if you weren't able to make it. You can find them on, and they ship!


Nettles Country

Nettles Country 

Madisonville, Texas   






Ranch at the Rim recently introduced a new line of home accessories! The buying team searched for days to bring the new department together. Be sure to check it out!


Ranch at the Rim Home Accessories  


Ranch at the Rim
Ranch at the Rim
San Antonio, Texas

Things to Do Comin' up Soon


Here is a short list of things comin' up soon. Be sure to check out the entire event calendar on for a complete list of great western events all over the United States! 

  • August 13- November 12: AQHA Museum: America's Horse in Art- Amarillo, Texas
  • August 23-27: 2011 NRHA Cowtown Classic- Fort Worth, Texas
  • September 2-4: DesignAmerica at the Harley Davidson Museum- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • September 7-11: Lucchese & Rocketbuster Trunk Show at Pinto Ranch- Las Vegas, Nevada
  • September 8-11: 23rd Annual National Cowboy Symposium- Lubbock, Texas
  • September 8-11: Western Design Conference- Jackson Hole, Wyoming  
  • September 9-12: Denver WESA Market- Denver, Colorado
  • September 12-14: The Legends of Bluegrass- Owensboro, Kentucky
  • September 14-17: Pendleton Round-Up- Pendleton, Oregon
  • September 16-18: Big City Camp Cooking- Marfa, Texas 
  • September 16-24: Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo- Pasadena, Texas
  • September 17: Old Gringo Trunk Show at Pinto Ranch- Dallas, Texas 
  • September 17-18: Cowboy Trade Day- Catoosa, Oklahoma


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In This Issue
Mix Master- Katherine Snedeker from The Arrangement
Lavished in Leather- A Beautiful Gun Trunk & Bench
Texas Music Chart
News, Sales, & Events
Weekly Coupons & Specials




Weekly Coupons & Specials 


Barranada Shirt Company


Red Hot Savings



Summer might be almost over, but you can keep your look "red hot" with this great deal from Barranada! 


During the month of August, their stylish Ruby red shirt from the

Crown Jewel Series collection is on sale for 25% OFF- only $75!




Living Western


Summer Deal! 



Free Swirl 'N' Twirl hat with any hat purchase from Living Western!




South Texas Saddlery


Leather IPad Sleeves  


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"Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then."


Mandy WootenMandy Wooten

Marketing Director

The Western Vault


Linda GalaydaLinda Galayda

Advisory Board

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